Lost Ark Steam account: A mage in the foreground casts a spell as others take to the battlefield
Lost Ark's next weekly update that Lost Ark Gold will be available tomorrow is making use of Steam's trust account features in order to stop bots. Steam accounts which have been denied - or have not yet earned the platform's trusted status are unable to access various options as part of an effort to block the bots that are currently flooding the game.
Accounts that are new Steam accounts are classified as 'limited' until that account makes an investment of at least $5 USD in Steam's Steam store. Then, the limited accounts are not allowed to access the majority of the social features, as part of Valve's plan to prevent fraud on Steam. In the present, the Lost Ark devs are using this feature to combat bots within the MMO.
Since this weekly update, Lost Ark players with only a few Steam accounts will no longer be able to initiate player-to-player trades. However, trade requests can be accepted. Also, they won't be able to make in-game gifts, trade Royal Crystals for gold, or send mail in-game with attachments.
"Additional enhancements to Lost Ark Gold for sale our anti-cheat software have also been enabled in this update , to prevent cheaters and bots," the devs say in their announcement "alongside several more improvements we've made using Smilegate RPG behind the scenes. We're not able to reveal all our secrets or those who engage in these types of activities could be exposed. We know this won't solve all of the issues, but we will continue cracking down on users that make fraudulent purchases, as well as bots."